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>> i think democrats worry about marco rubio, but then again marco rubio has won one caucus. >> you don't have to worry too much. thank you both tonight. appreciate it. let's play "hardball." good evening, i'm chris matthews, back in washington. well, too little too late and too loopy. the republican establishment trying to keep the nomination from the man who has now won ten state primaries and on the way to tripling the number. question, this being a democracy, how do you deny your party's, people who have never done anything like it have come rushing from their houses to support.
how do you hold primary after primary, asking people to vote in them and then when you don't like their choice, tell them none of it matter, you're going to pick someone else to be the nominee for president. how do you deny the people's choice. quite deliberately in primary after primary, not to choose. well, trump racked up wins in seven of the 11 states holding contests while cruz earned three victories and rubio one. giving trump 10 states won. you see them on the map. pretty impressive. stands at 325. cruz at 237. marco rubio at 111, actually. i'm joined by chuck todd, meet the press and nbc analyst robert costa, mo brooks of alabama, who supports senator cruz for president. let me start with chuck todd about this. i am confounded by the talk that began last night with ben last night about how republicans are going to deny the nomination, somehow give it to somebody else.
how do they do it? >> how do they do it? >> well, but if he doesn't have the majority, he doesn't. >> he has the most. >> he has the most, but not the majority, i agree with you. i think in this day and age, in the 21st century, this isn't 1956. this isn't even kansas city in 1976. as i was talking with charlie black. >> in 1952, he was denied at the convention. >> so this is going to be, if this does take place, such a transparent and ugly and process that everybody is going to be
watching, of which there are no rules. because there is no tradition to even follow. everybody is going to play their own rules on this. but if he doesn't have a majority, and you have two candidates chasing him, that together, would give them the majority, well, the math is simple. then they could overtake him and that is how -- >> if they agreed to flip a coin. look, anything is possible. i went back through with charlie back. he worked for reagan in 1976. he said the whole point of getting shriker was this. we identified, the pennsylvania delegates were unbound. we thought okay, let's get a pennsylvania guy. it didn't work, as it turned out. but that is -- >> because jim baker held them together. i know all this. thank you. you know as much. any way, the 2012 republican nominee, mitt romney, the last guy they picked, has also stepped up his attack. he announced today, he will make a major speech on the state of the presidential race, i believe in the morning. already a handful elected officials and a couple of governors and senators said they will not commit to voting for trump. freshman senator from nebraska said he would support a third party option.
here is what trump said when asked about that possibility late last night. >> some strongly worded statements coming out in recent days, including from a sen tar from nebraska, ben sasse, they'll need to find a third party option. >> well, they can always do that. and then they'll just lose everything. that would be the work of a loser. look, i am a unifier. i know people find that hard oh believe, but believe me, i am eye unifier. once we get all of this finished, i'm going to go after one person, and that's hillary clinton. which is the assumption she'll allowed to run. >> best performance. any way, congress also speaking out. paul ryan, the speaker, condemned trump for his failure to denounce white supremesist groups, we'll drop him like a hot rock. that's mitch mcconnell talking.
new york times also reported the republican leaders held a conference call yesterday to raise money for a super pac intended to stop donald trump from becoming the knowledgeny. this comes as ben carson is going to skip the republican debate. another one tomorrow night, he does not see a path forward to his own nomination. let me bring in robert costa. stay with us, chuck. i need you here. this is tricky. what is this talk, robert. a bunch of establishment types running around talking to each other, but they don't have a candidate to beat trump. no one person can they put forward and say he'll do better politically than trump? they don't have a guy like that. >> romney's move is a stinging one. a lot of the campaigns today privately were seathing, giving a speech, without an endorsement, instead some talking points what will be on the agenda to have a more coherent message against trump.
>> so many times mitt romney imitating his father, he did the same thing with gold water back in '64. >> precedence here. political winter, but very much not a silent presence on the sidelines. he wants back in. not maybes a candidate, but he wants back in the process. remember, early 2015, he teased air presidential bid, said he was maybe thinking about it again. he thinks he can be the chief anti-trump voice in the republican party. he thinks the other candidates are not getting it done. he may not run, but he wanting to be a foil. >> he strikes me as the opposite what republican voters want this time around. here's how donald trump responded just moments ago. quote, failed presidential candidate mitt romney having a news conference to criticize me. just another desperate man who should have easily beat barack obama. congressman brooks, thank you for joining us. how do you react as a guy pushing for ted cruz for this romney intervention?
>> i really haven't paid much attention, so it's not a concern of mine. >> well, what's that mean? he was a nominee of your party and you don't think his voice matter? >> his voice matters. it's premature. he has the right as an american citizen to say whatever he wants to say. some will be influenced, some won't. principally this is a campaign between the trump team and the anti-trump team. that's what i'm more focused on. there are plenty of players surrounding -- >> i understand. >> the two teams that will have an impact, but i'm interested what the candidates will say and what they're going to do for america. >> how do you match trump's force? can cruz unite. >> donald trump is already behind. going into yesterday, his team was ahead. they had more delegates than did the anti-trump team. now, donald trump is behind.
with what happened yesterday, he fell behind the combination of kasich, rubio and cruz. what i call the anti-trump team, and with ben carson looking like he is going to drop out, that enhances the viability of those three anti-trump candidates. and going forward, if you really analyze the election results yesterday, it was a really bad day for donald trump. it was a really good day for ted cruz. >> okay. >> and marco rubio got what he needed to be able to claim some degree. the analysis is i look at is this. two types of primaries and caucuses. closed is where republicans choose the nominees. donald trump has lost 80% of the states where republicans are choosing the nominee. coming up, we have 20 plus states that are closed primaries. only republicans are allowed to vote. >> yeah. >> in donald trump continues losing 80% of those states,
that's over 1,000 delegates in those 20 states. he will be in a world of hurt. we're going to see how he goes forward from his severe losses in the states that only allow republicans to participate. >> okay, let me -- >> in the selection of the republican nominee. >> let me ask you a matter of principle? would you deny the person with the most delegates going into the convention the nomination? >> well, to me, the one with the most delegates is the anti-trump. >> i've never heard of such a thing, this coalition. >> sure you have, 2008, mike huckabee and john mccain, senator mccain, they coalesced on a strategy that help one win new hampshire and the other win iowa. it has happened before. it has happened many times throughout american history. i think normally you would not see a team, but when you've got donald trump, one candidate, that is so belittling, so inn --
>> let me go back to chuck. >> it's fascinating what the congressman is saying, and i applaud him for voicing it, because i've heard this strategy. it's funny, two days ago, cruz, rubio and kasich were all desperate to consolidate. no, no, no no, rally around me. could i stop trump. rally around me. post super tuesday, the conventional wisdom, is oh, boy, we all need to participate in stopping trump. john kasich, your job is to stop him in ohio. marco rubio, go do your job in florida. congressman brings up an important point about these open and closed primaries. 8 of the next 13 between now and march 15th.
oklahoma and arkansas, where oklahoma trump lost, those were closed republican primary states. you've got four this weekend. >> yeah okay. >> and they've been strong for cruz, in particular. the florida primary is closed. only registered republicans. so this is -- if you can't stop him now, the opportunity is there to stop trump. 8 of the next 13, by march 15th, the opportunity is there. the strategy the congressman outlines is not -- >> okay, let's bring in -- >> there is a lot of -- >> robert costa, the american people have gotten used to picking presidential nominees in the primaries. they're used to picking the one with the most votes. that's the guy or woman who wins, the one with the most votes. come this summer, all of a sudden, they went out and voted out in iowa when it's cold, all went out and voted and picked perhaps donald trump as the leading candidate. then they're told no, that's now how it works. it's sort of iran, where the moolahs get to have the final say.
the democracy is a democracy. the second or third guy really wins because somehow a coalition and ganged up and said no, we're going to pick rubio or cruz. i don't think that's going to sell. i think trump will walk right out the door. >> i respectfully disagree, if i might interject. >> i'm not sure that's going to work or effective. you look at the stop trump organization. they haven't been active in a significant way. trump is steam rolling through the primaries. i talked to a lot of republican leaders. they're worried if they go too hard against trump, the white working class voters who are turning out in record numbers in the primary and caucuses, will they show up in november if they feel they've been wronged and their candidate was pushed aside at a convention. a lot of discussion at the highest levels of party. does it make sense to have an all out assault. >> let me ask you, congressman,
he goes into this convention, he is going into this process saying i'm running for the republican nomination and i'll stick with this process as long as they're fair to me. you've said a few moments ago he is is a special case. we're going to do something. >> that's not true. >> we're going to gang up on him. you said we're going to stop trump for a particular reason. not because he is a front-runner, but because he is trump. you need four people to stop him. >> if we had more time, i could get into specifics, but valid public policy reasons. valid character reasons that motivate people to form this coalition. let's be sure about a couple of things. the rules are simple. if you get a majority of the delegates, you are the nominee. delegates are legally obligated to vote for the person they're committed to, so if donald trump wins, where winning is defined as getting the majority, he is the republican party nominee. at some point in time, this
coalition so to speak, the anti-trump team, they're jockeying among them self to be the one to lead the team and that's going to get rocky at times. i'm sure there will be tension. but again, the principle is very simple. majority rules. if donald trump wins enough delegates to form the majority, he is it. but if another candidate has a majority of the delegates, then that candidate is it. how can you deny the nomination to another candidate who can claim a majority of the delegates when the law and rules say that's the standard by which someone prevails. not whether you win a state. that's getting the first down. >> okay. i'll go back to this. going to the convention in cleveland, donald trump has the most delegates, there will be civil war. thank you very much. >> we're in a very difficult situation, if i could respond, do i have time? >> sure. >> a very difficult situation. on the one hand, donald trump is bringing in a lot of independents and democrats, and that's a positive okay. but on the other handled, he is
alienating as many as 80% saying they will not vote for donald trump as our nominee. that puts us in a difficult situation, and i wish that donald trump did not use so much profanity. i wish he did not insult so many different people the way he does so he could capture this 20%. but there are a lot of people who want a person in the white house a person of integrity and a person they can look up to. so it's occurring because donald trump has intentionally or otherwise. >> prisoner's dill lem that. >> he is bringing more people in, on the other hand, alienating more people. >> on the other hand, they want to make the decision by closed primaries for republicans make the decision. >> well, and there you go. i mean, the republican -- >> do you want a -- conservative party, don't let anybody vote in your primaries. thank you, all.
coming up, hillary clinton big victories last night, where she has the deep support of african-american in this country without such support, how long can bernie sanders stick around in this fight? plus, the global reaction to donald trump as he locks in his status as the likely republican nominee, from mexico, russia, people around the world are watching and they've got plenty to say about trump. if the general election became clinton and trump started last night, what will be the record turnout? what will the republican side mean for november. we just talked about that. all those new voters trump is bringing in. should democrats be worried. let me finish with the problem facing the public. the birther thing and their failure to stop that talk. this is "hardball," the place for politics. we needed 30 new hires for our call center.
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thank you all so much. what a super tuesday. instead of building walls, we're going to breakdown barriers and build ladders of opportunity and empowerment. so every american can live up to his or her potential, because then, and only then, can america live up to its full potential too. >> perfect. welcome back to "hardball,"
hillary clinton last night with supporters in florida, revelling in her super tuesday win. she won all of these. i was watching all day. bernie sanders didn't leave empty-handed either. he won colorado, and his home state of vermont, where he spoke last night. >> i know that secretary clinton and many of the establishment people think that i am looking and thinking too big. i don't think so. at the end of tonight, 15 states will have voted 35 states remain. let me assure you, that we are going to take our fight for economic justice, for social justice, for environmental sanity, for a world of peace for everyone of those states. >> exit polls show hillary clinton strength came from a variety of groups, including hispanic voters, who she won 66 to 33. black voters gave her strong support, especially black women. clinton received 86%, sanders got the rest, 13.
sanders found solid backing from white male voters, 54% to clinton's 44. joining me now is tad devine. we like that. both from the "washington post," also. what did you make of last night? i was trying to be straight about it by saying before, what i thought were my calibrations. if he wins four, pretty good night. >> we tried to win five. we almost won massachusetts. we made great effort there. >> he said he was going to win massachusetts. >> he says he is going to win every state he is is in. he feels the bern himself i think in front of the crowds, and i don't blame him. we fought hard in massachusetts. >> the mayor is a tough owe pone then. >> we respect that, okay. >> it's fascinating, just for a second. you guys have the great -- you
and trump, totally different ways, i'm talking your guy now. >> from inside the belt way. no, you guys have the message this year, the clear messages. but hillary has the old school connections, harry reid, you know, john lewis, jim clyburn, all these states, old politics still works. >> listen, we're up not just a formidable opponent. >> still doable? >> numerically, extremely difficult, as we've been talking about all day, how narrow that path is. numerically, it's possible, but extremely -- >> explain that. only 15 states have voted, 35 have yet to vote, how can it be close to being over? >> because it isn't, i mean, we've got a ways to go. the nomination will not be
looked up for weeks and weeks from now, but after two weeks from now, when a number of big states vote, including florida, the path for sanders to put together the number of delegates in the number of states still to go gets -- shrinks. it's not to say he does not remain a significant force in this race. a significant threat to her. he is clearly making the most of that. she is clearly responding to it. her message is changing. her stance is changing. that's largely because of him. >> we all wait for events to occur, because they do. it's amazing thing. life, things happen. anything could happen between now and the next couple of weeks that could stop hillary clinton from winning this thing? anything to the e-mail potential indictment or just stuff being pushed by -- >> yeah, stuff being pushed by the right, chatter from inside the belt way, but unless and
until it happens, she is well on her way to the nomination. i mean, as ann said numerically, it's becoming harder and harder for sanders to catch up with her. let's not -- think about the significance of what happened yesterday. you could say that south carolina was a big deal for her, because you know, the african-american fire wall of voters proved to be strong. but then you go to super tuesday, a whole lot of states, and not only did she win the african-american vote where the african-american vote is strong, alabama, georgia, but the fact that she won massachusetts,
where senator sanders campaigned. >> i like the way you lowered your voice for alabama and georgia. that was great. >> deep south. but you know, what i'm taking from her victory last night, massachusetts plus the southern states, this new american majority, brown is the new white, the book, present right there. that is 28% using voter data, 28% of the american electorate progressive whites and 23% of progressive people of color add up to 51% of the electorate. democratic can win the presidency, if they come out to vote. the key part of that is the african-american vote. president obama showed in two elections -- >> let me -- >> if you get the voters out, that gets the -- >> hillary clinton has gender going for her, at least with older women. she has race between the african-american and the clintons. white males are not liberals, not all progressives. a lot of moderate democrats who are not lefties at all. yet your guy gets them. you're getting the residual.
unless you have gender, which you will have, something missing in the hillary message that's open to you guys. you're able to get your message across with white men, who are not historically left. >> a lot are independent too. when independents can come to the process, we tend to do better. by the way, massachusetts, she beat president obama by i think 15 points in massachusetts, okay, so this is not a bad place for hillary clinton. when we started out, we were down 23 points in december. >> it's new england. >> yeah, it is new england. and it's incredible we could come back from so far behind and practically beat her. one of hillary's problems so far
in all of the four states that we targeted, she was ahead by 20 or more points and we won three out of the four. >> can you get behind the caucuses and campuses, though? can you get with all the states voting, bernie can't retail this. he gave a great speech in austin, no doubt, with a big crowd. oklahoma city maybe get a big crowd. these are sanctums of liberalism. >> we can. voters under $30,000 and even $300,000, we must do better with after americans, we won a huge victory from colorado, the biggest history in the caucuses. even though no exit poll, it had to be because of huge latino support in colorado. >> does he believe, did everybody watch him, i thought senator sanders thoughts he was going to still win this thing? i thought that. did you, john? >> to your point, right. >> it was not a concession speech. >> i said i can't tell any more between the concession speeches and -- >> he didn't -- >> they don't that any more. they don't say i beat my opponent. it's all the same speech. rubio gives victory speeches when he comes in third every time. i mean, he won one out of 12
yesterday. and declared victory. that's what you call confidence, i guess. >> the last point i'll make is the key demographic is african-american women. terry mccallife, they put hillary clinton over the top. >> a lot of connection there. a lot of real connection. thank you, tad devine, thank you, ann gearen. all from the "washington post." the united states hasn't just attracted the attention of americans. the entire world is watching, in their superior manner, by the way. what is the citizen of the world, have to say about donald trump in this wild election year. we're going to talk about how the world is looking at us right now. any way, this is "hardball," the place for politics.
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>> that's vicente fox, former president of mexico. last week, rebuffing, great word, demand that mexico pay for a wall on this country's southern border. joined many others around the world who are talking about trump as our potential next president. not in kind ways. the recent cover of the german magazine there, called donald trump american's agitator, and a french newspaper called him the american nightmare. trump has also received the endorsement of one you don't necessarily want these days, fran's lapen, right party. received praise from vladimir putin. great britain debated whether to ban donald trump, in fact, from their country, from even coming into it. christian faith was questioned by of course, pope francis earlier this month. after trump re-tweeted to mololini, this in the new york times, quote, europe knows how democracy collapse after lost wars in times of fear and anger
and economic hardship, when the demgog dysfunction plain to see. a corrupted towards collapse. i'm joined now by story news, as well as state department spokesperson. does this surprise you? is this another chance not to defend trump? >> well, there is the stereotype of the ugly american overseas. that stereotype. >> what do you mean? >> it's brash, loud, walking over people, not recognizing any kind of diversity or connections with other people. ways however we want to crown the world. we're fitting that stereotype with trump dominating the airwaves. the world is looking for us for leadership. the world is on fire.
they're looking for us to put it out and we're throwing more fuel that have people worked up. >> you know who i think he appeals to, the american the constitution, not even the american 50s where some people thought. way back when we took it from the indians, the continental land mass, the russians over there, it's the russians against the mexican people. against, you know, everybody in the world. against the chinese. we're against everybody. it's our country fighting them. and that's the nationalism. we're not gotten used to.
>> i think that's true. i think that in terms of the reaction that i hear from people overseas, i was in mexico city last week, there was absolute astonishment that he genuinely thought this wall could be built. people were dismissive of the idea, this could ever get through congress, that this would ever happen. but also, coupled with fear. >> don't they know about the antagonism the last couple, 30 years? >> of course. but they are mused by the notion that you might actually seriously talk about building a wall and last night, citing the great wall of china, and they didn't have cater pill la trucks. >> one of the best things i've seen online and how that works, gentleman who said, you all in america think this is an election, we're looking at it as an iq test and you're failing. challenge is isolationism, where we did not step up in world war ii. >> i think there is a lot of feeling. i think a little bit of isolation since the iraq war makes sense by the way. >> certainly when you're upsetting your allies, that's not a good way to start. people who are not aligned with
our policies, russia, not helping the u.s. and syria challenge. people are praising you and you're allies are trying to vote to not allow you in the country, not great way to start a presidency. >> you should be a spokesman. i'm just kidding. you're really smart. the problem is he or she has to top the latest outrageous statement. at some point, like joe mccarthy, you get in serious trouble because you have to keep exciting the crowd. he needs publicity everyday. fight with fox, fight with the pope. fight with somebody. this guy is out of -- he's out of control. >> impact is imagine sitting in south africa is donald trump escorts americans out of rallies, people doing absolutely nothing. there a demgog impact, and people saying to president obama when they travel here, what's going on. >> the photographer will
definitely make the world news. we have to go. please come back, and thank you. was last night a preview of the 2016 general election coming up this year. believe it or not, we're going to pick a president by the end of this year. donald trump and hillary clinton came away with the most wins and sounded an awful like they're going past their primary fights heading towards each other in a nasty way. round table coming next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics.
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welcome back to "hardball." while neither hillary clinton or donald trump have locked up the nomination last night, they seemed to transition to a general election argument in their party speeches. clinton worked to counter trump's angry rhetoric for love and kindness. this grabbed me. watch. >> it might be unusual as i've said before, for a presidential candidate to say this, but i'm going to keep saying it. i believe what we need in america today is more love and kindness.
instead of building walls, we're going to breakdown barriers and build ladders of opportunity and empowerment. the rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower. trying to divide america between us and them is wrong. and we're not going to let it work. >> well, meanwhile, donald trump sent a signal for how the campaign from his side, suggesting will be fair game. last night, he accused her of being a criminal. catch this. >> i am a unifier. once we get all of this finished, i'm going to go after one person. that's hillary clinton. i don't know that she's going to be allowed to run. what she did is a criminal act. if she is allowed to run, i would be very, very surprised. but if she is allowed to run, honestly, it will be a sad day for this country. because what she did was wrong.
>> are we looking it he shape of the political landscape to come for the next eight months. joined by success celia richards, planned parenthood, buzzfeed, margaret political columnist for bloomberg news. it seems to me that trump has basically said any charge or rumor against hillary clinton is now in my agenda to pursue. everything goes. in fact, calling her a criminal. what's that about? >> you know, trump rallies, there are some signs that say hillary for prison and when he sees it, he goes like this. but i mean, she is under fbi investigation, so there is some basis for him doing this. it's not a totally trumped up charge. >> well, innocent until proven guilty might be a good stand by logic.
it looks like hillary clinton said she'll be nice and but she has found a theme, but i don't think she has had before. which is we're not going to let trump be president. >> it's a powerful message. particularly when folks begin to what he stands for. i was interested any think it was an msnbc poll a number of pro-choice. >> nobody believes him. he is for planned parenthood because he wants to work the suburbs. he wants to win the general election. he has to say nice things about your organization. >> he may like us, but no one can go to us for health care. >> how would he do that? >> that's what he said. i mean, obviously this congress has already tried to defund planned parenthood and all he -- >> could you exist without federal money. >> we'll exist no matter what, but lots of folks couldn't come for basic health care. >> no other republican says, but obviously goes down the line when it goes to the funding. >> i don't know, look --
>> i think he's running for president. that's what he is up to. >> he's playing a dangerous game, i don't want to try to do, i'm not horribly scarred from that. but i think he does this all the time, right. he says two things. for him, it doesn't matter whether they line up. he's going to say them and by an large, his followers are okay with this. if they don't like that, then ten seconds later, say something crazy that's going to make them upset and get their blood boiling. >> people do what works. you notice a couple of weeks ago, when hillary clinton went after him for sexism comments and behavior in his show and other places, and he came back and hit bill clinton. bill clinton went into -- somewhere. didn't come out for weeks. so he may think it works. >> yeah. and you know, he has previewed what he is going to do, and that's one line, to say that, you know, hillary was complisent with her husband. he's going to do planned parenthood because of all the candidates, he likes that lightweight, the very least. so he wants to fight him in the suburbs.
>> i'll give you a chance here. this is the first time, because the republican senators refuse to review for the supreme court, eight members of the court, a texas kate right now. >> exactly. >> reducing the number of abortion clinics from 40 to 10, basically making it a major part of your life hundreds of miles away. is this going to make the issue of choice, a major campaign issue. >> it already is a major campaign issue. it was heard before the supreme court today. i thought the arguments made are very clear. women are suffering in texas. we're already seeing, really interesting, i so cosmo did an article. the first and second issue for their readers were health care access and reproductive rights. the supreme court vacancy and what's up before the courts is really -- >> democratic turnout has not been great so far. it has not been. >> i think they've had a very competitive primary and i think november, though --
>> there should be more people voting. >> the excitement is on the republican side. >> the court decision on texas is going to bring up a lot of interest. >> we're watching anthony kennedy, as we always do. up next, these people will tell me something i don't know, the best part of the show, because we learn something very important. this is "hardball," the place for politics.
well, dr. ben carson has now announced he won't appear at tomorrow night's debate, republican debate and does not see a path forward to the nomination. so he's out. and that leaves donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio, and john kasich left in tomorrow night's republican lineup and in the republican race for president. so it's really down to six people. as our possible next president. join me for complete pre and post debate coverage on "hardball," here at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night eastern and back at 11:00 p.m. for two hours following the debate. so come join us for the night's key moments. we'll be right back.
politics. >> birth control is good. >> yeah, birth control is good. >> it's working. >> there's a growing number of people that want mitch mcconnell to try to step in with john kasich to try to get him to get out to allow sort of rubio and cruz to do this thing. that seems like something he may end up doing but the one thing he's not going to do is go to rob portman and tell him to disavow his endorsement of kasich. if portman were to do that, it could hurt his chances in november. the people who are pushing him should probably drop that. >> governor christie has had a hard time we might say since he endorsed trump an we could all see it on tv last night and six papers have called for his resignation. he is going to be spending less time than he has on the campaign trail with trump. >> why? >> it's not working for him. >> okay. lot of people -- >> did you see him last night? >> cecile richards, thank you, paul singer, thank you, margaret carlson. we'll be right back.
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you went along with him when he trashed the president as an illegal alien, trump again and again accused barack obama of being born outside the country, because of that, being an illegitimate holder of his office. the monstrosity of that indictment need to be understood by the republican big shot when they had a chance to do something about it. did they truly believe trump's birther charge, think the president's mother had slipped over to kenya, had her son, named him barack hussein obama and whisked him back state side to get him prepped for the country's highest office? did they believe the birth certificate and the birth announcements in the honolulu newspapers were a fraudulent caper meant to get her infant son to get all cleaned up to be
president? did they? if they didn't, why didn't they say show? why did the top republican in the country, speaker of the house john boehner, asked about members of his caucus who had taken up the birther cause, fob off the question saying it wasn't his job to tell people what to think? why didn't they draw the line when trump did the same birther number on ted cruz or marco rubio? now they've got him, a likely nominee for president who if he gets sworn in next january will have ridden a cart to the u.s. capital with a man he dismissed as an illegal immigrant, that's if trump gets that far. long before then the party needs to ask itself something more basic, yes, basic, who it wants as our next president? has it no decency? that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. tonight on "all in" -- >> i think we're going to win in november. >> republicans in denial. >> a couple people weren't on the ballot, we would have won virginia tonight. >> and bargaining. >> we may be in a position we have to rally around ted cruz is the only way to stop donald trump. >> and now a growing acceptance that donald trump will be the nominee. >> i am a truth teller and i will tell the truth. okay? >> tonight, why a late flury from the never trump movement is too late. after hillary's big night, jane sanders on path forward for bernie. the story about this ugly video at a trump event.